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Statement from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly on the passing of Regent Emeritus Milton McPike (Mar 31, 2008)

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March 31, 2008

Statement from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly on the passing of Regent Emeritus Milton McPike

Photo of Regent Emeritus Milt McPike
Milt McPike, 1939-2008
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 “Milt McPike committed his life to inspiring generations of Wisconsin students to enrich their lives and communities through education. He understood deeply the importance of access to quality education and the obligation to ensure a welcoming learning environment for all Wisconsin students.

“As a member of the Board of Regents for nearly four years, his breadth of experience and untiring compassion inspired open hearts and open minds in all of us.

“On behalf of the UW System, I offer our deepest sympathies to Milt’s family and friends during this difficult time. His distinguished legacy will continue to inspire future generations of students, scholars, and educators alike.” 

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Following are arrangements for the visitation, funeral service, and memorials for Regent Emeritus McPike:

Wednesday, April 2, 2008: 5-8 p.m.
Visitation at McPike Field House, East High School, 2222 E. Washington Ave., Madison

Thursday, April 3, 2008
Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham St., Madison
9-11 a.m.: Visitation
11 a.m.: Funeral Service

Memorials may be made to:
Milton McPike Award Fund c/o Norman Bassett Foundaation
201 E. Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 54704